Big Ten preview: Four teams expected to vie for conference title in women’s tennis

By Neel Madhavan Medill Reports With Big Ten Conference play officially underway, Northwestern University women’s tennis keeps the focus on the same goal this season that they do every year: to win the conference championship. “That’s a big goal for us, but we can’t really think about that every match,” said junior Julie Byrne. “We […]

Wrigleyville Sports takes a stand by keeping Addison Russell merchandise off the shelves

By Ben Friedl Medill Reports Although the Chicago Cubs decided to bring back infielder Addison Russell for the 2019 season, Wrigleyville Sports will not bring back its Russell merchandise, according to a store manager. Russell, 25, was suspended 40 games on October 3 for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. As a result, Wrigleyville […]

How can I test my soil for lead? Citizen science Q&A with Gabriel Filippelli

Preparing a soil sample

By Becky Dernbach Medill Reports Lead and other contaminants found in the soil around long shuttered factories and current industry in Illinois and Indiana have left people wary of what might be hiding in their own neighborhoods. How can you find out? Gabriel Filippelli, a professor of earth sciences and director of the Center for […]